Samsung QLED TVs Q950R, Q90R, Q85R and more in March (Prices added)

Jokerr

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MAX1210

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No mention of the QE98Q950 price? It's £99,999.00 btw!
 

supersimon50

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Not sure how significant the absence of Dolby Vision is, it feels similar to the HD DVD v Blu Ray battle. Happy to pay top dollar for a top TV but DV seems to be getting more traction from what little I can tell and I would not want to be missing out having paid big bucks!
 

zeppelino

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Not sure how significant the absence of Dolby Vision is, it feels similar to the HD DVD v Blu Ray battle. Happy to pay top dollar for a top TV but DV seems to be getting more traction from what little I can tell and I would not want to be missing out having paid big bucks!
It’s not the same at all. DV is added to standard hdr10, as is HDR10+. So If something comes with DV it will play on all TVs regardless of format support.
 

simonlewis

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I'm hoping my next tv will be the 75" Q950R but that means at current prices it will take all my savings and i'll be left penniless :( here's hoping for a big price reduction come black friday.
 

RudiSt

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Not sure how significant the absence of Dolby Vision is, it feels similar to the HD DVD v Blu Ray battle. Happy to pay top dollar for a top TV but DV seems to be getting more traction from what little I can tell and I would not want to be missing out having paid big bucks!
I think DV is much better than HDR10+ tbh. Anecdotal evidence - I know, but I had a 75" Q9FN for the last two weeks, and decided to return it on Monday to get the 77" LG C8 - the same shows on the C8 just looks so much better in DV than it does in HDR through Netflix. Obviously this is also a bit due to the OLED vs LCD difference, even with the differential in brightness between the Q9FN and the C8 (which I thought would make the difference smaller)...

Also, interestingly - LG's upscaling on the C8 is much better than the Q9FN - just seeing the same shows on Freesat on similarly-sized TVs, I think the C8 looks much better... and lastly - the Q9FN has major colour gradation issues (surprised this is not mentioned more often, i.e where you see colour ripples when going from dark to light) - the gradation on the Q9FN looks much like my previous LG B7 did - the C8 is much, much improved on this front as well...

But I do miss the brightness of the Q9FN, and actually the blacks were not too bad... Oh, well - no perfect TV exists, each has its own good / bad points I guess... I returned the Q9FN due to it's crappy wobbly stand, bad HDR10+ (vs DV) and significant colour gradation issues - the blacks were actually fine to me and I didn't have bad DSE at all.... Perhaps I just got too used to OLED after having the B7 for the last 18 months...
 

supersimon50

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I think DV is much better than HDR10+ tbh. Anecdotal evidence - I know, but I had a 75" Q9FN for the last two weeks, and decided to return it on Monday to get the 77" LG C8 - the same shows on the C8 just looks so much better in DV than it does in HDR through Netflix. Obviously this is also a bit due to the OLED vs LCD difference, even with the differential in brightness between the Q9FN and the C8 (which I thought would make the difference smaller)...

Also, interestingly - LG's upscaling on the C8 is much better than the Q9FN - just seeing the same shows on Freesat on similarly-sized TVs, I think the C8 looks much better... and lastly - the Q9FN has major colour gradation issues (surprised this is not mentioned more often, i.e where you see colour ripples when going from dark to light) - the gradation on the Q9FN looks much like my previous LG B7 did - the C8 is much, much improved on this front as well...

But I do miss the brightness of the Q9FN, and actually the blacks were not too bad... Oh, well - no perfect TV exists, each has its own good / bad points I guess... I returned the Q9FN due to it's crappy wobbly stand, bad HDR10+ (vs DV) and significant colour gradation issues - the blacks were actually fine to me and I didn't have bad DSE at all.... Perhaps I just got too used to OLED after having the B7 for the last 18 months...
Really interesting post, esp as I am musing between these 2 sets and now Panasonic have decided they will do one with both, but with loads of audio bells and whistles when I am looking at a separate surround sound system which would render this redundant!
 

zeppelino

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Really interesting post, esp as I am musing between these 2 sets and now Panasonic have decided they will do one with both, but with loads of audio bells and whistles when I am looking at a separate surround sound system which would render this redundant!
All Panasonic oleds will have both. Some of their lcd sets will too, but they’re likely to be quite poor.
 

Jokerr

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I think DV is much better than HDR10+ tbh. Anecdotal evidence - I know, but I had a 75" Q9FN for the last two weeks, and decided to return it on Monday to get the 77" LG C8 - the same shows on the C8 just looks so much better in DV than it does in HDR through Netflix. Obviously this is also a bit due to the OLED vs LCD difference, even with the differential in brightness between the Q9FN and the C8 (which I thought would make the difference smaller)...

Also, interestingly - LG's upscaling on the C8 is much better than the Q9FN - just seeing the same shows on Freesat on similarly-sized TVs, I think the C8 looks much better... and lastly - the Q9FN has major colour gradation issues (surprised this is not mentioned more often, i.e where you see colour ripples when going from dark to light) - the gradation on the Q9FN looks much like my previous LG B7 did - the C8 is much, much improved on this front as well...

But I do miss the brightness of the Q9FN, and actually the blacks were not too bad... Oh, well - no perfect TV exists, each has its own good / bad points I guess... I returned the Q9FN due to it's crappy wobbly stand, bad HDR10+ (vs DV) and significant colour gradation issues - the blacks were actually fine to me and I didn't have bad DSE at all.... Perhaps I just got too used to OLED after having the B7 for the last 18 months...

Thank you. May I ask if the colour graduation on the C8 is much better than both your previous B7 and the Q9FN or just the Q9FN. I currently have the C7 and can’t stand the colour graduation, was never an issue on my previous Sony ZD9. I will upgrade to C8 if it is much better for graduation.
 

RudiSt

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Thank you. May I ask if the colour graduation on the C8 is much better than both your previous B7 and the Q9FN or just the Q9FN. I currently have the C7 and can’t stand the colour graduation, was never an issue on my previous Sony ZD9. I will upgrade to C8 if it is much better for graduation.
Yip - the C8 is way better with colour gradation. It really bothered me on my B7 and on the Q9FN. I think the Q9 is the worst of the 3 (only slightly worse than the B7 though). B7 and C7 is the same. But the C8 is noticeably better than either the B7 or Q9 - to the extent that I don’t notice gradation anymore in the C8.
 

MarkEdward

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Early adopters TAX as usual. Saving for OLED. I will also be waiting for Black Friday too.
Just wouldn't buy TV without Dolby Vision. I am a dark room movie watcher. So good 4 me.
The TOP end Panasonic GZ2000 better way than those top end Samsungs.
 

zeppelino

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Early adopters TAX as usual. Saving for OLED. I will also be waiting for Black Friday too.
Just wouldn't buy TV without Dolby Vision. I am a dark room movie watcher. So good 4 me.
The TOP end Panasonic GZ2000 better way than those top end Samsungs.
Hilarious stuff. What is this last statement based on?
 

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